Yesterday, at roughly 5:50 pm, flames engulfed one of Europe’s most iconic monuments, Notre Dame Cathedral. The fire caused the building to lose its towering spire and most of its roof, wiping out centuries of French culture and history. As firefighters attempted to control the fire through the evening, groups of Parisians came together to pay tribute to their beloved building in song. Twitter user Ignacio Gil captured footage of the group singing ‘Hail Mary’ as the cathedral glowed a fiery red in the foreground. The singing is so touching though, it’s amazing how a heartbreaking event can bring people togetherPolice said no deaths have been reported, but authorities later confirmed that one fireman had been 'seriously injured' in the attempt to save Notre Dame.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2019 07:07 UTC